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  • Fla. boy's arrest not over pledge but for disturbance, police say

    A Florida school district said that a student who refused to take part in the Pledge of Allegiance was arrested for becoming disruptive, not for refusing to say the pledge. On February 4, the student at Lawton Chiles Middle Academy in Lakeland refused to take part in the Pledge of Allegiance, according to the Polk County School District and Lakeland police. A substitute teacher in charge of the class was unaware the district student code of conduct doesn't mandate students' participation, the...

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  • Florida caregiver arrested for impregnating woman with disabilities, police say

    A Florida caregiver was arrested Wednesday after a years-long investigation revealed he impregnated a woman with disabilities while working in a group home, police said.

    Fox News
  • Inmates help police rescue Florida baby accidentally locked in car

    A group of work-release inmates on Valentine's Day helped rescue a 1-year-old accidentally locked in a car.

    USA TODAY
  • Florida yoga studio shooter planned attack for months, police say

    In the past three months, investigators have conducted dozens of interviews and reviewed journals, records and electronic files of a gunman who killed two and injured four others at a Florida hot yoga studio. What they found was months of planning and a history of hatred toward women, Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said in a Tuesday afternoon news conference. Maura Binkley, 21, and Nancy Van Vessem, 61, were fatally shot when a gunman opened fire on their class at Hot Yoga Tallahassee on...

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